No-Vape November

Coordinated School Health Loudon County Schools

The Mission of Coordinated School Health

The mission of Coordinated School Health is to connect physical, emotional and social health of the child to their academic success. Coordinated School Health (CSH) is composed of 8 inter-related components that support and advocate for the whole child. You can find out more about Loudon County CSH here.

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Thank you Prevention Alliance of Loudon County!
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No-Vape November

This month, we are bringing awareness to the vaping epidemic.



https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm

Be Vape Free Virtual Field Trip

Head over to go on a virtual field trip learning more about vaping and effects on the body. Click the red for more info.

What is The Truth?

Click the red to learn...

What can we do?

STEP 1: Educate yourself about the risks of vaping and smoking

"E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks." You can read more at the Surgeon General web page: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/knowtherisks.html
American Lung Association

American Lung Association's fact sheet and resources

Vaping 101: Quick facts

Vaping 101 | Tobacco Free Colorado

STEP 2: Watch the included videos


These videos will introduce the dangers and risks of vaping and smoking in a language you can use to talk to your kids.

Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping
Dangers of e-cigarettes, vaping and JUULs: How to talk to kids

STEP 3: Start a conversation with your child about the risks of vaping and smoking

STEP 3: Start a conversation with your child about the risks of vaping and smoking


Review the Surgeon General's recommendations and the Parent Tip Sheets included at https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/takeaction.html.


Your intention should be to start a conversation, not a lecture. It must be an on-going conversation, not a one-time affair.

STEP 4: Prevent student access to vaping and e-cigarette devices and monitor your child for signs of use

There are seven signs that can tell you if a student is vaping, according to the University of Virginia Health System.


  1. Increased thirst
  2. Nosebleeds
  3. Mouth sores and a persistent cough
  4. Unfamiliar USB drives and battery chargers
  5. Odd clothing choices and hands frequently near the face
  6. Change in caffeine use
  7. Unexplained sweet scents
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Youth Vaping by the Numbers

SO what is the toll in Tennessee?

https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/problem/toll-us/tennessee


Tennessee YRBS Survey results

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/csh/2019YRBSResultsSlides.pdf



In a 2019 Tennessee Youth Behavior Risk survey:


50.6% of 9th- 12th graders reported having tried an electronic vapor product.


5.5% daily users

7.4% used 20 of the last 30 days


In 2017 11.5% were currently using.

In 2019 that number increased to 22.1% were currently using!


According to the CDC, in 2019

1 out of every 20 middle school students had vaped in the last 30 days

1 out of every 5 high school students had vaped in the last 30 days.

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm

The Facts About Vapes Are Scary Enough | The Real Cost
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The Real Cost of Tobacco/vapes

What is the REAL cost of these products? Click here.
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“Want to quit? Contact Tennessee Tobacco Quitline: Free Resource to help All Tennesseans quit smoking either by phone or online: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or www.tnquitline.org

Become a Smoke/Vape Free Teen

Learn about different tools to help you or your teen quit and how to use them.

Real teens against vaping

Teen was in the fight for her life after vaping a cartridge a day I Nightline
JUULERS AGAINST JUUL
The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County

Check out our awesome, local resource and community partner!

Loudon County Department of Health

Click here to get information on our local health department. They are a great resource and community partner as well!

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The many faces of vaping

Kate Galyon

Coordinated School Health

Loudon County Schools

galyonk@loudoncounty.org

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